Official: Gunman’s resignation email had no sign of shooting

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Police work the scene where eleven people were killed during a mass shooting at the Virginia Beach city public works building, Friday, May 31, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Va. A longtime, disgruntled city employee opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 11 people before police fatally shot him, authorities said. […]

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – The resignation email the gunman sent hours before the shooting at a municipal building was brief, unremarkable and didn’t foreshadow the upcoming violence that would kill 12 people, a city official told The Associated Press on Monday.

The email was released at 4 p.m. after authorities cleared it for distribution. 

Read the resignation letter here. 

Twelve people were killed and several others were injured when DeWayne Craddock opened fire inside the municipal building Friday afternoon, authorities said. He was an engineer with the city’s utility department and died at the hospital after exchanging gunfire with police. 

Officials have not said why Craddock notified his superior of his plans to leave his job. Police Chief James Cervera said investigators are retracing the gunman’s movements on the day of the attack as well as reviewing his personal and professional lives searching for a motive. 

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